PFP 8389 Directed Readings in Personal Financial Planning
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor, good academic standing
Description
PFP 8400 Introduction to Wealth Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course introduces the student to the concepts of wealth management and personal financial planning. The course surveys the technical domains of wealth management, the processes for the efficent delivery of advisory services, and client beahaviors and their role in the delivery of advice. The course considers the economics of the advisory business, evaluating the intersection of the demand for advisory services with the supply. Integration of the various elements of wealth management is done through a comprehensive planning assignment.

PFP 8420 Financial Advice and Planning over the Life Cycle
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course examines financial decision making over the life cycle. Among the main topics covered are setting financial objectives, insurance and risk management, planning for adequate retirement income, social security and other government benefits, income tax planning, qualified plans, pre- and post-retirement investment planning, planning for long-term care, and planning for incapacity.

PFP 8460 Law, Enterprise, and Planning for Asset Transfer
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course examines how law affects financial planning from the formation of the enterprise, be it a household or a business. The course analyzes the arrangement of future wealth transfers to maximize the personal and financial well being for an individual and the individual’s survivors. This involves study of legal, tax and human factors surrounding the efficient transfer of property. Main topics include a study of wills, trusts, probate and non-probate transfers, and federal transfer taxation.

PFP 8520 Advanced Studies in Wealth Management and Advisor Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course is designed as a capstone for students in the wealth management program. The emphasis is on integrating knowledge from the program and building the skills for a successful advisory practice. The course assesses the student’s relative strengths across the domains of wealth advisory practice. The course also examines practice management and profitability of advisory firms. Students participate in case study role play exercises to build communication skills. Students identify a wealth management client and complete the advisory process. Students also prepare a wealth management paper suitable for submission to a professional journal.